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A boom lift goes by many names – cherry picker, man lift, elevated work platform, basket crane – but what is it, exactly? A boom lift is essentially a type of aerial work platform used by personnel to reach high places. A basic boom lift consists of a platform, or bucket, with a long, jointed crane run by a hydraulic lift system and attached to a grounded base. Sometimes a boom lift is mounted on a truck or van, while the bucket is designed to safely house a person, who must be able to perform work at high elevations. A boom lift can be used in several different professions in every day life. Firefighters, for example, may depend on boom lifts on the back of fire trucks instead of ladders. Other professions a boom lift is commonly used for includes window cleaning, construction, foresting, mining, electrical and cable repair, and even painting. In the film industry, boom lifts are used to suspend large lights over the soundstage and are known as condors. boom lift is a hydraulic crane with a railed platform at the end for raising and lowering people. It is also known as boom lift, man lift, basket crane or hydraladder. While typically used in building construction and remodeling, cherry pickers sometimes work in warehouses, utilized in installation, maintenance and repair of warehouse racking, lights, heating units or other mechanical system components at elevated heights. A person stands in and works from the bucket or platform. Some cherry pickers are equipped with a duplicate set of controls that allow operators to manipulate the position of the bucket themselves.